Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has pointed out that Alvaro Morata was his first choice, when it came to picking a striker for Chelsea.
The Real Madrid striker has been linked with a move worth £70 million to Chelsea, but no deal has been agreed.
Conte will very much like to work with Morata, whose addition to Juventus he sanctioned, before joining Italy.
“It is very important, the choice. Morata, for sure, is our first choice,” said the 47-year-old head coach, who signed an improved contract with Chelsea this week.
“He is a good player, the right prospect for Chelsea and hopes to show his value with us.
“I think for sure this is a good signing for us, he is a young player but has a lot of experience, he went to Juventus and Real Madrid. He has a lot of experience and I think this is a good signing for us.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill echoed his manager’s sentiments, adding: “We have added a fantastic striker, even at a young age he has won a lot already and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the squad.”